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Italy cling on to hold Croatia

Published: Sunday 16 November 2014, 23.14CET
Italy 1-1 Croatia
Ivan Perišić wasted little time in wiping out Antonio Candreva's 11th-minute opener as both sides maintained their unbeaten starts in Group H.
by Ben Gladwell
from Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

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Match statistics

ItalyCroatia

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)40
 
60
Total attempts10
 
14
on target2
 
7
off target4
 
6
blocked4
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
5
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
13

Standings

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Published: Sunday 16 November 2014, 23.14CET

Italy cling on to hold Croatia

Italy 1-1 Croatia
Ivan Perišić wasted little time in wiping out Antonio Candreva's 11th-minute opener as both sides maintained their unbeaten starts in Group H.

 Antonio Candreva gives Italy an 11th-minute lead against the run of play
• Ivan Perišić replies within five minutes as Croatia pile on the pressure
• Italy forced to defend for long periods at San Siro
Both teams remain unbeaten with ten points from four outings
Next games: Bulgaria v Italy, Croatia v Norway (28 March)

Croatia came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Italy on a night when Daniele De Rossi and Ivica Olić both brought up a century of international appearances.

The visitors showed no fear in the Italian capital and Ivan Rakitić was first to test Gianluigi Buffon, who defended his near post well. The resulting corner led to another opportunity as Domagoj Vida fired over under pressure from De Rossi. The Azzurri relieved the pressure, however, and their first attack yielded the opening goal. After seeing his shot blocked, Simone Zaza teed up Antonio Candreva, who found the bottom left-hand corner of Danijel Subašić's goal from 20 metres.

Croatia's response was not long in coming, Ivan Perišić levelling within five minutes via a diagonal shot which crept under Buffon. Niko Kovač's men continued to cause problems too, and Andrea Ranocchia had to make a goal-line clearance from Mario Mandžukić in first-half added time.

Zaza fizzed in a shot early in the second half, but it was Croatia who continued to call the shots, with Mateo Kovačić going close during a prolonged spell of pressure which was pierced briefly by an interruption following crowd disturbances. After play restarted, Perišić wasted the chance to win it, dragging his shot wide with only Buffon to beat as Italy breathed a sigh of relief.

Last updated: 02/06/15 6.36CET

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Lineups

Italy

Italy

Croatia

Croatia

1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK) (C)
23
SubašićDanijel Subašić (GK)
2
De SciglioMattia De Sciglio
3
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
4
PerišićIvan Perišić
Goal15
Yellow Card65
6
CandrevaAntonio Candreva
Goal11
5
ĆorlukaVedran Ćorluka
7
ZazaSimone Zaza
Substitution63
7
RakitićIvan Rakitić
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
10
ModrićLuka Modrić
Substitution28
9
ImmobileCiro Immobile
Yellow Card46
Substitution52
11
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
13
RanocchiaAndrea Ranocchia
14
BrozovićMarcelo Brozović
Substitution83
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
20
DarmianMatteo Darmian
18
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution68
23
PasqualManuel Pasqual
Substitution28
21
VidaDomagoj Vida

Substitutes

22
PerinMattia Perin (GK)
1
VargićIvan Vargić (GK)
12
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
12
KalinićLovre Kalinić (GK)
4
MorettiEmiliano Moretti
2
VrsaljkoŠime Vrsaljko
5
RuganiDaniele Rugani
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
10
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
8
HalilovićAlen Halilović
11
CerciAlessio Cerci
9
KramarićAndrej Kramarić
Substitution68
14
El ShaarawyStephan El Shaarawy
Substitution52
13
ČopDuje Čop
15
BonaventuraGiacomo Bonaventura
15
JedvajTin Jedvaj
17
PellèGraziano Pellè
Substitution63
16
SharbiniAnas Sharbini
18
ParoloMarco Parolo
19
BadeljMilan Badelj
Substitution83
19
BertolacciAndrea Bertolacci
20
KovačićMateo Kovačić
Substitution28
Yellow Card37
21
SorianoRoberto Soriano
Substitution28
22
LeovacMarin Leovac

Coach

Antonio Conte (ITA)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Mario Diks (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Richard Liesveld (NED)

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